Top 200 research journals to publish quality papers

It is always recommended to publish in high-impact factor research journals. This blog post aims to provide a list of the world’s top research journals based on their latest impact factors. An Impact Score is a measure of the importance of a journal, calculated by Clarivate.

A total of the top 248 research journals are listed based on the latest Journal Citation Report (JCR). These top research journals expect researchers to submit quality research.

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Top 200 research journals

These top (high impact factor) research journals are being published by reputed publishers like Springer, IEEE, Nature

S. No. Full Journal Title  Impact Score
CA-A CANCER JOURNAL FOR CLINICIANS  508.702
2 NATURE REVIEWS MOLECULAR CELL  BIOLOGY  94.444
NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE  91.245
NATURE REVIEWS DRUG DISCOVERY  84.694
LANCET  79.321
Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology  66.675
Nature Reviews Materials  66.308
Nature Energy  60.858
NATURE REVIEWS CANCER  60.716
10  NATURE REVIEWS MICROBIOLOGY  60.633
11  CHEMICAL REVIEWS  60.622
12  MMWR Surveillance Summaries  58.769
13 JAMA-JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL  ASSOCIATION  56.272
14  MMWR Recommendations and Reports  55.857
15  NATURE BIOTECHNOLOGY  54.908
16  CHEMICAL SOCIETY REVIEWS  54.564
17  REVIEWS OF MODERN PHYSICS  54.494
18  NATURE MEDICINE  53.440
19  NATURE REVIEWS GENETICS  53.242
20  NATURE REVIEWS IMMUNOLOGY  53.106
21  Nature Reviews Disease Primers  52.329
22  NATURE  49.962
23  World Psychiatry  49.548
23  World Psychiatry  49.548
25  SCIENCE  47.728
26  Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology  46.802
27  JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY  44.544
28  LANCET NEUROLOGY  44.182
29  NATURE MATERIALS  43.841
30  Nature Reviews Endocrinology  43.330
31  Nature Reviews Neurology  42.937
32  Nature Catalysis  41.813
33  CELL  41.582
34  LANCET ONCOLOGY  41.316
35  Joule  41.248
36  Living Reviews in Relativity  40.429
37  BMJ-British Medical Journal  39.890
38  PROGRESS IN MATERIALS SCIENCE  39.580
39  Cancer Discovery  39.397
40  Nature Nanotechnology  39.213
41  Nature Photonics  38.771
42  Energy & Environmental Science  38.532
43  NATURE GENETICS  38.330
44  Psychological Science in the Public Interest  37.857
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45  PHYSIOLOGICAL REVIEWS  37.312
46 MATERIALS SCIENCE & ENGINEERING R REPORTS  36.214
47  NATURE REVIEWS NEUROSCIENCE  34.870
48  Nature Reviews Chemistry  34.035
49  Nature Electronics  33.686
50  ANNALS OF ONCOLOGY  32.976
51  Nature Reviews Cardiology  32.419
52  Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology  32.069
53  JAMA Oncology  31.777
54  IMMUNITY  31.745
55  CANCER CELL  31.743
56  Nature Reviews Physics  31.068
57  Materials Today  31.041
58  ADVANCED MATERIALS  30.849
59  Lancet Respiratory Medicine  30.700
60  Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics  30.065
61  EUROPEAN HEART JOURNAL  29.983
62  CIRCULATION  29.690
63 PROGRESS IN ENERGY AND COMBUSTION  SCIENCE  29.394
64  Advanced Energy Materials  29.368
65  PROGRESS IN POLYMER SCIENCE  29.190
66  Electrochemical Energy Reviews  28.905
67  NATURE CELL BIOLOGY  28.824
68  NATURE METHODS  28.547
69  Annual Review of Immunology  28.527
70  Nature Reviews Nephrology  28.314
71  Molecular Cancer  27.401
72  Cell Metabolism  27.287
73  Lancet Psychiatry  27.083
73  Lancet Psychiatry  27.083
75  Lancet Global Health  26.763
75  Lancet Global Health  26.763
77  Annual Review of Plant Biology  26.379
78  CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY REVIEWS  26.132
79  Journal of Extracellular Vesicles  25.841
80  Nature Biomedical Engineering  25.671
81  CELL RESEARCH  25.617
82  NATURE IMMUNOLOGY  25.606
83 PHYSICS REPORTS-REVIEW SECTION OF  PHYSICS LETTERS  25.600
84  PHARMACOLOGICAL REVIEWS  25.468
85  InfoMat  25.405
86  ANNALS OF INTERNAL MEDICINE  25.391
87  ADVANCES IN PHYSICS  25.375
88  ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS REVIEW  25.357
89  Nature Climate Change  25.290
89  Nature Climate Change  25.290
91  IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials  25.249
92 Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews-Computational  Molecular Science  25.113
93  JOURNAL OF HEPATOLOGY  25.083
94  LANCET INFECTIOUS DISEASES  25.071
95  NATURE NEUROSCIENCE  24.884
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96  Cell Stem Cell  24.633
97  Lancet Digital Health  24.519
98  Nature Chemistry  24.427
99  Annual Review of Psychology  24.137
99  Annual Review of Psychology  24.137
101 JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF  CARDIOLOGY  24.094
102  Trends in Chemistry  24.081
103  Science Robotics  23.748
104  Annual Review of Biochemistry  23.643
105  Annual Review of Pathology-Mechanisms of Disease  23.472
106  ACS Energy Letters  23.101
107  GUT  23.059
108  Chem  22.804
109  GASTROENTEROLOGY  22.682
110  ACCOUNTS OF CHEMICAL RESEARCH  22.384
111  COORDINATION CHEMISTRY REVIEWS  22.315
112  BLOOD  22.113
113  REVIEWS OF GEOPHYSICS  22.000
114  Annual Review of Public Health  21.981
114  Annual Review of Public Health  21.981
116  JAMA Internal Medicine  21.873
117  Lancet Public Health  21.648
117  Lancet Public Health  21.648
119  JAMA Psychiatry  21.596
119  JAMA Psychiatry  21.596
121  Alzheimers & Dementia  21.566
122 AMERICAN JOURNAL OF RESPIRATORY AND  CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE  21.405
123  PROGRESS IN RETINAL AND EYE RESEARCH  21.198
124  Cell Host & Microbe  21.023
125  TRENDS IN CELL BIOLOGY  20.808
126  Nano Today  20.722
127 International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology  20.652
128  Nature Reviews Rheumatology  20.543
129  FUNGAL DIVERSITY  20.372
130  TRENDS IN COGNITIVE SCIENCES  20.229
130  TRENDS IN COGNITIVE SCIENCES  20.229
132 CATALYSIS REVIEWS-SCIENCE AND  ENGINEERING  20.217
133  Advances in Optics and Photonics  20.107
134  EUROPEAN UROLOGY  20.096
135  Nature Physics  20.034
136  ENDOCRINE REVIEWS  19.871
137  Annual Review of Entomology  19.686
138  INTERNATIONAL MATERIALS REVIEWS  19.559
139  TRENDS IN BIOTECHNOLOGY  19.536
140  APPLIED CATALYSIS B-ENVIRONMENTAL  19.503
141  Nature Sustainability  19.346
141  Nature Sustainability  19.346
143  Annual Review of Physiology  19.318
144  Lancet Planetary Health  19.173
144  Lancet Planetary Health  19.173
146  Applied Physics Reviews  19.162
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147  DIABETES CARE  19.112
148  ANNALS OF THE RHEUMATIC DISEASES  19.103
149  Lancet Haematology  18.959
150  ADVANCED FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS  18.808
151  Annual Review of Clinical Psychology  18.561
151  Annual Review of Clinical Psychology  18.561
153  Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics  18.511
154  DRUG RESISTANCE UPDATES  18.500
155  Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology  18.486
156 PERSONALITY AND SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY  REVIEW  18.464
157 Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and  Organizational Behavior  18.333
158  TRENDS IN PLANT SCIENCE  18.313
159  JAMA Neurology  18.302
160  Signal Transduction and Targeted Therapy  18.187
161  AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY  18.112
161  AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY  18.112
163  MOLECULAR CELL  17.970
164  Science Translational Medicine  17.956
165  Nano Energy  17.881
166  Energy Storage Materials  17.789
167  Light-Science & Applications  17.782
168  Nature Microbiology  17.745
169  PSYCHOLOGICAL BULLETIN  17.737
169  PSYCHOLOGICAL BULLETIN  17.737
171  Science Immunology  17.727
172  TRENDS IN ECOLOGY & EVOLUTION  17.712
173  PSYCHOTHERAPY AND PSYCHOSOMATICS  17.659
173  PSYCHOTHERAPY AND PSYCHOSOMATICS  17.659
175 MMWR-MORBIDITY AND MORTALITY  WEEKLY REPORT  17.586
176  INTENSIVE CARE MEDICINE  17.440
177  HEPATOLOGY  17.425
178  Living Reviews in Solar Physics  17.417
179  Journal of Hematology & Oncology  17.388
180  CIRCULATION RESEARCH  17.367
181  National Science Review  17.275
182  REPORTS ON PROGRESS IN PHYSICS  17.264
183  NEURON  17.173
184  BASIC RESEARCH IN CARDIOLOGY  17.165
185  ACTA NEUROPATHOLOGICA  17.088
186  TRENDS IN MICROBIOLOGY  17.079
187  NUCLEIC ACIDS RESEARCH  16.971
188  Nature Geoscience  16.908
189  Annual Review of Genetics  16.830
190  Advanced Science  16.806
191  TRENDS IN IMMUNOLOGY  16.687
192  EUROPEAN RESPIRATORY JOURNAL  16.671
193  Academy of Management Annals  16.438
194  Nano-Micro Letters  16.419
195  FEMS MICROBIOLOGY REVIEWS  16.408
196 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON PATTERN ANALYSIS  AND MACHINE INTELLIGENCE  16.389
197  Annual Review of Materials Research  16.286
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198 PROGRESS IN PARTICLE AND NUCLEAR  PHYSICS  16.281
199  MOLECULAR BIOLOGY AND EVOLUTION  16.240
200  PROGRESS IN LIPID RESEARCH  16.195
201  JAMA Pediatrics  16.193
202  Annual Review of Condensed Matter Physics  16.109
203  STUDIES IN MYCOLOGY  16.097
204  Autophagy  16.016
205  MOLECULAR PSYCHIATRY  15.992
206  ACS Nano  15.881
207  CELL DEATH AND DIFFERENTIATION  15.828
208  Nature Plants  15.793
209  Physical Review X  15.762
210  SEMINARS IN CANCER BIOLOGY  15.707
211  SYSTEMATIC BIOLOGY  15.683
212  HUMAN REPRODUCTION UPDATE  15.610
213  Journal of Thoracic Oncology  15.609
214  Matter  15.589
215  QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF ECONOMICS  15.563
216  EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF HEART FAILURE  15.534
217  Nature Machine Intelligence  15.508
218  Annual Review of Microbiology  15.500
219  ADVANCED DRUG DELIVERY REVIEWS  15.470
220  Nature Ecology & Evolution  15.460
221 JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL  SOCIETY  15.419
222 NATURE STRUCTURAL & MOLECULAR  BIOLOGY  15.369
223 ANGEWANDTE CHEMIE-INTERNATIONAL  EDITION  15.336
224  Energy & Environmental Materials  15.122
225  Nature Chemical Biology  15.040
226 RENEWABLE & SUSTAINABLE ENERGY  REVIEWS  14.982
227  Nature Communications  14.919
228  Protein & Cell  14.870
229  FORBES  14.826
230  TRENDS IN PHARMACOLOGICAL SCIENCES  14.819
231  JOURNAL OF CLINICAL INVESTIGATION  14.808
232  JACC-Cardiovascular Imaging  14.805
233  JAMA Surgery  14.766
234  JAMA Cardiology  14.676
235  Microbiome  14.650
236  Bioactive Materials  14.593
237  ACS Central Science  14.553
238  Nature Astronomy  14.437
239  Nature Reviews Urology  14.432
240  JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL MEDICINE  14.307
241  MOLECULAR ASPECTS OF MEDICINE  14.235
242  BIOTECHNOLOGY ADVANCES  14.227
243  Trends in Cancer  14.226
244  Annual Review of Nuclear and Particle Science  14.219
245  Molecular Neurodegeneration  14.195
246  Small Methods  14.188
247  Science Advances  14.136
248 INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INFORMATION  MANAGEMENT  14.098
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Source: Clarivate

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